Thursday, October 30, 2008

Peace Agents vs. Death Ray

While reading Jack Kirby's OMAC: One Man Army Corps, I realized that Death Ray from Eightball #23 bears a bit of a resemblance to the Peace Agents who choose Buddy Blank for his transformation.

Drawing With Water

See how Emmanuel Guibert created the art for his graphic novel ALAN'S WAR from First Second Books.


Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Golden Wing versus The Freezer

Check out Zander Cannon's 2008 24 hour comic here and you can get a behind the scenes commentary of the comic's creation here. It was really fun to hear about his writing method:
As with every year, I decided on a genre (this year, a superhero thriller), and then drew a Pictionary card to determine the plot points. This year, the card had the following words to be made into a plot:

Fig Leaf
Spoiler warning- he uses the Eastman variation! And it's so worth it!

Also be sure to check out Zander and Kevin's 144 hour graphic novel challenge- 12 pages in 12 hours, once a month for a year. I think it goes without saying that these guys are hardcore.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Glen Fabry

Check out Glen Fabry's reference for some classic Preacher covers here. You can see other steps from his process in his tutorial section.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Dan Clowes BBC Interview

Lately, for some reason, I've had the work of Dan Clowes on the brain...

Check out his interview section from the BBC documentary The Secret of Drawing here:

(The podcast interview I posted on 10/13 was garbage... but this one is way better! Honest!)



Sunday, October 26, 2008

Crumb-y Juvenilia

I just stumbled on this pretty-darn-extensive online collection of comic covers by Robert and Charles Crumb! These are their self-published books from when they were just young'uns!

Check these out at Uncle Carl's Crumb Links here

Uncle Carl's Crumb Links Homepage here

Official Crumb Website here
R. Crumb Newsletter Blog here

Robert Crumb bio here
Charles Crumb bio here

Friday, October 24, 2008

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

RSVP for Lutz Show

RSVP here.

If "Heroes" was good, it'd look like this.

(a straight forward story with a handful of characters rather an unfocused, subplot-laden story with a sprawling cast)

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Levine in Winter

Vanity Fair's interview with caricaturist David Levine.

Slideshow/ portfolio here.

New York Review of Books gallery of Levine's work here.

Official site here.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Dan Clowes Interview Podcast

Check out the interview segments here at Drinks With Tony

Daniel Clowes bio here
Clowes at Fantagraphics Books here

Alan Johnson is...THE DOCTOR!

Patterson Joseph might be succeeding David Tennant as Doctor Who in the show's sixth series. "...quite a possibility," according Rich Johnson in this week's LITG. "And, like I say, it’s bloody brilliant."

More about Joseph here.

Official Doctor Who site here.

PS: Forgive the lateness of my reply.

'Astonishing' Interview with Simone Bianchi

Get a sneak peek and a behind the scenes look at "Astonishing X-men" #27 in CBR's Bianchi interview.

Simone Bianchi official site here.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Italian Masters of Comic Art

art by Gipi

"Italian Masters of Comic Art" opens tonight at the Scott Eder Gallery. The reception is from 6-9pm. The show features the work of Lorenzo Mattotti, Milo Manara, Tanino Liberatore, Sergio Toppi, Igort, Gipi, Manuele Fior, Marco Corona, Gabriella Giandelli and Andrea Bruno.

If you can't make it over to DUMBO, you can check out a preview of the show here.

Scott Eder gallery
18 Bridge St. #2-i
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Telephone: (718) 797-1100

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

The King's Turtles

Peter Laird on this Blast from the Past:
I don't know the exact process by which it came to be, but my understanding is that some time in the late 1980's or early 1990's, Jack Kirby did this 10 inch by 15 inch pencil drawing -- his interpretation of the TMNT -- at Kevin's request, and some years later, Kevin (who knew I loved this piece) graciously gave it to me.

As far as I know, this is the only time "The King" ever drew the TMNT... and it's SO Kirby. I love it!


Johnny Sokko and His Flying Robot

Episode 1: Dracolon, The Great Sea Monster

Click here to see season 1.
More Giant Robo info here.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Blade Runner: A Comic History

art by Moebius
Lots of links here to comics that inspired and were inspired by Ridley Scott's Blade Runner.